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Old 09-20-18, 06:48 PM
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Old 09-24-18, 08:26 PM
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Is spicy food a bike racer thing? Seems like so many people in this sport are similar to me in their love of heat.
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Old 09-25-18, 11:42 AM
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so what's this about then? work finally went back to normal-ish for me for a few days.
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Old 09-25-18, 01:02 PM
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Last TNR of the year at the San Diego velodrome, so naturally I rode my MTB and volunteered to do lap cards. In addition to a (planned) general fitness decline, I took 5 days off the bike recently to visit Zion and Bryce canyon national park so I'm sure I'd get spanked left right and center . Plus I like doing lap cards! I get to yell at the riders and ring the bell

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Old 09-27-18, 01:02 PM
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Originally Posted by topflightpro View Post
Now that the hurricane has mostly passed, we are getting hit with a bunch of tornado warnings. My coworkers were wondering where do we go in our building in the event of a tornado.

I told them we just have to go to the basement, and that if you hit Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, A, B, A, B, Start, Start, the elevator will take you there.

I don't think they get the reference.
ha!

I thought it was "Select, Start", but it's been a while...
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Old 09-27-18, 02:05 PM
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Originally Posted by mattm View Post
ha!

I thought it was "Select, Start", but it's been a while...
Select, Start was for two player.
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Old 09-27-18, 04:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Ttoc6 View Post
Is spicy food a bike racer thing? Seems like so many people in this sport are similar to me in their love of heat.
Huh. I dunno. Maybe. I like spicy food because my Mom is Mexican and what a lot of people consider spicy food is just food to me.
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Old 09-27-18, 09:15 PM
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Originally Posted by topflightpro View Post
Select, Start was for two player.
Oh no ****?!

I honestly thought it was only select, start, all this time.. what else don't I know??
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Old 09-28-18, 04:50 PM
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Old 10-02-18, 07:07 AM
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I found out Sunday that a friend is very sick and might not be around much longer. He rode to our coffee stop by himself, (can't go fast anymore), and I wasn't sure what to say to him. It's weird, he was dropping me on climbs recently, just like he has for 30 years, now he can't climb. This sucks.
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Old 10-09-18, 06:08 AM
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I'm a ta conference this week. The booth down from us brought Ponch, aka Eric Estrada, in to take pictures and sign autographs.

That guy was impressive. The line moved super slow because he paused to chat with everyone and pose with them for the pics. And he did it all day. I don't think he even took a bathroom break. He totally earned whatever he was paid.
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Old 10-10-18, 02:21 PM
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Last week I rode around a corner in the fog, then woke up very confused as to why I was sitting in the street next to a puddle of blood with a bunch of friends around me.

Later, a friend that was riding nearby said he heard a noise and looked and saw me sliding across the road. Apparently I slid on my face. And somehow the backs of both hands but not the palm. Perhaps I slid on foggy road? Perhaps I hit a pothole and it flung me forward? Will never know.

Ambulance to SF general hospital. Over the next 6 hours I had an eye exam, a CT scan, discovered I had an orbital fracture, and got a dozen or so stitches on the eyelid/eyebrow by a plastic surgeon. Luckily no eye or brain damage.

Slept all day and left the hospital. Slept all Friday and most of Saturday. Stitches came out yesterday, and I have another eye appointment on Friday just to make sure all is still good.
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Old 10-10-18, 02:40 PM
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Holy crap. I hope you heal up soon.
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Old 10-10-18, 02:51 PM
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Yikes! Heal quick.
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Old 10-10-18, 07:25 PM
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get well soon Aaron, glad it wasn't worse.
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Old 10-10-18, 09:12 PM
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Aaron, heal up fast!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 10-11-18, 10:12 AM
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Yikes. Hell well Aaron.
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Old 10-13-18, 04:23 PM
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Originally Posted by aaronmcd View Post
Last week I rode around a corner in the fog, then woke up very confused as to why I was sitting in the street next to a puddle of blood with a bunch of friends around me.

Later, a friend that was riding nearby said he heard a noise and looked and saw me sliding across the road. Apparently I slid on my face. And somehow the backs of both hands but not the palm. Perhaps I slid on foggy road? Perhaps I hit a pothole and it flung me forward? Will never know.

Ambulance to SF general hospital. Over the next 6 hours I had an eye exam, a CT scan, discovered I had an orbital fracture, and got a dozen or so stitches on the eyelid/eyebrow by a plastic surgeon. Luckily no eye or brain damage.

Slept all day and left the hospital. Slept all Friday and most of Saturday. Stitches came out yesterday, and I have another eye appointment on Friday just to make sure all is still good.
**** man, heal up!
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Old 10-13-18, 06:02 PM
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Dang, Aaron, heal quickly and well!
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Old 10-14-18, 07:25 PM
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Last week I rode around a corner in the fog, then woke up very confused as to why I was sitting in the street next to a puddle of blood with a bunch of friends around me.

Later, a friend that was riding nearby said he heard a noise and looked and saw me sliding across the road. Apparently I slid on my face. And somehow the backs of both hands but not the palm. Perhaps I slid on foggy road? Perhaps I hit a pothole and it flung me forward? Will never know.

Ambulance to SF general hospital. Over the next 6 hours I had an eye exam, a CT scan, discovered I had an orbital fracture, and got a dozen or so stitches on the eyelid/eyebrow by a plastic surgeon. Luckily no eye or brain damage.

Slept all day and left the hospital. Slept all Friday and most of Saturday. Stitches came out yesterday, and I have another eye appointment on Friday just to make sure all is still good.
Saw the pic of that on fb. Looked f'ing nasty. heal quick.
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Old 10-19-18, 03:11 PM
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Bouchard-Hall stepping down as USA Cycling CEO | Cyclingnews.com

DBH stepping down to an "undisclosed USAC" partner. Reading the article this harkens back to something Lance has been talking about and teasing all year. My money is on BMC releasing a big statement real soon about their "future of cycling." stay tuned, I could be wrong on the company but the tension has been building towards it for a while.
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pic of Aaron on FB today and he looked like a 70s motorcycle model, so healing is going ok I think!
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Old 10-23-18, 06:54 PM
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indeed... heal up Aaron
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Check this out. https://www.rocazur.com/en/. I saw highlights of the event on TV. An interesting aspect was E-Mountainbike racing. There is an Olympian/pro promoting the E-bike event - faster, steeper, more technical and harder. I checked out the Specialized S-Works E-mountainbike at the bike shop - interesting but very heavy and pricey.
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